Huijun Mai received her B.A. in liberal arts from Peking University with a concentration on classical Chinese literature. She has previously written papers on nostalgia in Northern Song literatus Su Shi's poetry and her graduate thesis was on the narrative of late Ming-Qing novels with virago themes. Her research interests include classical poetry, Ming-Qing novels and the history of literati artistic pursuits. Huijun is currently pursuing her A.M. in Regional Studies- East Asia (RSEA) as a Harvard-Yenching scholar at Harvard University.
Yan Feng teaches in the Departmnet of Chinese Language and Literature of Fudan Univeristy. His research field is modern Chinese literature and comparative literature with a special interest in the interaction between literature and other art forms in a reforming society.
Professor Kim is a scholar in Six Dynasties literature, especially Chinese literary sketches. He is a professor in Yonsei University, Department of Chinese Language and Literature. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Literature. The former was received from Seoul National University, and the latter was from Yonsei University. His research at the Harvard-Yenching Institute was titled "The Historical Meaning of theTai-ping guang-ji, the early Song Dynasty collection of ancient Chinese fictions."
Xie Qiong is a Ph. D candidate in the Department of Chinese at Peking University, China, working on modern and contemporary Chinese Literature. She received her B.A. and M.A. degree in Korean language and literature at Peking University and M.A. degree in literary studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on the representation of rape in modern and contemporary Chinese literature. Her aim is to examine how rape, an extremely traumatic and inexpressible experience, was represented, misrepresented and manipulated in different types of discourses, such as wartime literature, class struggle literature and new era literature after 1980s. Her future ambition is to investigate the literary representation of women's wartime experience in China, Korea and Japan in the 20th century.
Mao Jian is Associate Professor at East China Normal University. Her specialities are Chinese Cinema and modern and contemporary Chinese Literature. Dr. Mao received her Ph.D. in Literature from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is also a columnist in multiple magazines and newspapers in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
Memory of the City (co-authored), Shanghai: Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House, July 2011
Film Notes of Mao Jian, Beijing: Guangxi Normal University Press, January 2012